Bio- Note


Since childhood I have had the passion of collecting and observing. Texture, colors, volume, reflections, smell, taste, where some of my criteria to keep or toss my findings. I used to create new objects using the found ones and I never outgrew that characteristic.

I needed to understand my creative process and become technically skilled in order to transform my artifacts into quality pieces. My studies in History, Archaeology & History of Art (National Kapodistrian University of Athens) shaped my knowledge on human and material history. At the same time, I was having, design, classic and contemporary jewelry seminars. This combination helped me find my path.

I moved to Italy in 2013 and since then I have shown my art at several juried competitions and have been awarded with the Bronze A’ Design Award as a member of the Urban Fiction design team and with a Special Mention from the Italian association of contemporary jewelry (AGC) at the competition Jewels in Ferment 2016.

I don’t always see limits between different disciplines as I restlessly experiment on new art practices. I try to push the limits of how jewelry is still produced and perceived as an "object" and how it is connected to a limited understanding of beauty. 


Diploma from Krama Institute of Contemporary Jewelry, Athens. 2017- 2018

Attended courses on the Restoration of Antique Furniture at BorgoFiore Associazione Artistica, Parma, Italy, with M.Chiandussi (Fine art conservator-restorer, school of Botticino S. (BS)). 2014

Bachelor of Arts in History, Archaeology & History of Art at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. 2013

Jewelry & Object design and construction courses with Y. Siotis (Kent Institute Of Art & Design BA (HONS) Silversmith, Goldsmith & Jewellery Design). 2008-2012

Classic Jewelry courses, Glyptography and Gemology seminars with T. Damianidou, (Diploma on Gemology, GTL Athens). 2006-2008

Summer seminar at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School of Florence with Peter Bauhuius. 2007  

Classic Jewelry courses with M. Panagiotou (Goldsmith with 40 year experience & graduate of Athens School of Fine Arts). 2005-2006  


Gioielli in Fermento, Gioiello d'autore.

International themed competition, Oratorio di San Rocco, Padova, Italy. 2018-

Suitcase theatre festival student’s exhibition with Krama Institute, Olvio theatre, Athens, Greece. 2018

Athens Jewelry week student’s exhibition with Krama Institute. 2018

Gioielli in Fermento with Συμπόσιο/ Symposium Untangled, Villa Braghieri
Castel San Giovanni, Piacenza, Italy. 2018

Autor International Contemporary Jewelry Fair, student’s exhibition with Krama Institute, National theatre, Bucharest, Romania. 2018

Eunique International Fair for Applied Arts & Design 2017, Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre, Germany. 2017

Natura Pretiosa, exhibition with the Italian Association of Contemporary Jewelry (Agc- Associazione di Gioiello Contemporaneo), Mediterranean Natural History Museum, Livorno, Italy. 2017

Filmideo 2017 with Dreality video, Index art center, New Jersey, USA. 2017

Gioielli in Fermento - Master collection 2017 with Alien Grape and Alien Grape anatomy, Torre Fornello, Piacenza, Italy. 2017

Joya Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2016 with Organic Cement series, Barcelona , Spain. 2016

Gioielli in Fermento with Organic Cement series. I won the Special mention AGC (Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo)  for the piece Alien grape.

The exhibition had been shown to the following places.

  • Torre Fornello, Piacenza, Italy. 2016

  • Laboratorio Formentini, Milan, Italy. 2016

  • Spazio Laboratorio Rossi, Padova. Italy. 2016

  • The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago, USA. 2016

  • Reinstein Ross gallery, New York, USA. 2016


Autor International Contemporary Jewelry Fair, Bucharest, Romania with Katharsis series. 2016

Espaijoia, Palau de Congressos de Catalunya Conference Centre, Barcelona, Spain. 2015

Madridjoya, Feria de Madrid, Spain. 2015

UNITED FACTORIES_Preview EXPO, Villa Rescalli- Villoresi, Busto Garolfo, Milan, Italy. 2015

Universal conference WIAD 2015 (World Information Architecture Day) at Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Greece. As a member of Urban Fiction, with A' Design Award Winning one off piece, Urbanoids. 2015

Quadrilegio-Intrecci connessioni artistiche, Spazio Borgo Riccio di Simona Manfredi Parma, Italy. 2014 

6th Design LAB of Athens Technopolis, Athens, Greece. 2014

Zeb, solo exhibition, Parma, Italy. 2014


RedDot Concept Design Award, Singapore, passed the first phase with Chef wedding rings/pendants. 2014



Special mention AGC (Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo) for Alien Grape, Gioielli in fermento, Piacenza, Italy. 2016

As a member of the Urban Fiction design team I won the Bronze A' Design Award and Competition in the category of Lighting Products and Projects with Urbanoids  (floor lamp, room separator). 2013


Collection- Pan Arab luxury magazine, Autumn 2018, issue 77.

Art Aurea magazine, What is beautiful? Issue, Reinhold Ludwig. 2017

Gioielli in fermento- Master Collection, Torre Fornello, Italy. 2017

Art reveal magazine, interview, issue 17. 2016

ArtAscent magazine, chose as a Distinguished Artist of the “Heat” issue. 2016

UNITED FACTORIES_Preview EXPO 2015, Osservatorio Artistico, Milan, Italy. 2015


A' Design Award and Competition, Winner Designs 2012-2013, Designer Press, Como, Italia. 2013


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